Author Archives: Michael Patton

About Michael Patton

I am a poet, novelist, and fabulist...A new mythologist, a peace miller, a dream worker...I don't qualify as an illustrator or photographer--I just "make pictures"...I have thirteen books available at amazon... I currently reside in northwest Arkansas, but have lived and worked all over the United States... I'm self-taught, for the most part--which is like searching for the right door in the dark. It's an on-going process.... I don't want to write MY story, I want OUR story, so that's what I'm studying: the human story: past, present, future, in its many aspects--including the spiritual. I'm proceeding at a slow crawl.... I don't see the inner world and outer world as separate. By learning about myself, I learn about others, I learn about my world.... Conversely, as I struggle to understand what I see OUT THERE, I learn about myself.... But to be clear: I don't claim any special understanding. I'm still purblind, still only half-awake.... After frustrating experience with the publisher of my first novel, I've published on my own, beginning with e-books, with plans to move into print and audio. Even video.... Along with a second novel, I've now published eight books of poetry. Each poetry book focuses on a theme. For instance, the collection GLORIOUS TEDIOUS TRANSFORMATION is about the slow difficult wonderful process of change.... In that book, as with all my work, I try to be accessible to a general audience, while also striving to achieve a certain literary quality.

the un-thief: a Christmas story

After the thief was victimized by another thief… …he finally realized the pain he’d brought to so many in this world. He then declared… “From this moment on, I will be The Un-Thief!” As The Un-Thief, he returned to all … Continue reading

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fable of the un-identical identical twins

The twins lived very different lives… One was an innkeeper at a small mountain hamlet… She’d taken over the family business at the age of nineteen, married the boy who used to pull her pigtails, and raised two strong sons … Continue reading

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fable of the blue-eyed twins

Though mirror images of each other, the twins had opposite ways… For Phil, life was a party in a burning house.  He often said, “I’m a thief of life- -I want to grab as much as I can before death catches … Continue reading

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How Humans Learned to Give Thanks

So easy for me to forget to give thanks—even on Thanksgiving.  HOW HUMANS LEARNED TO GIVE THANKS Because the first human was as he was he demanded the fish and the deer and the bird lay down their lives so … Continue reading

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new fable manifesto

The cover above is for a book you do not need to buy. You don’t need to buy that book because all forty fables can be found on this blog. However… …I never posted the “very brief introduction” used for … Continue reading

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fable of the middle-aged werewolf

A man new in town warned the townspeople that he became a werewolf every full moon night… Of course, no one believed him.  But the man seemed quite concerned for their welfare.  So, to be polite, they followed his instructions … Continue reading

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fable of the weary traveler who found a man of wisdom

After walking a long time on a long road… …the traveler gazed across the dry, empty plain… …and saw a man of wisdom. The old master sat cross-legged under a barren tree in the gold of a morning sun. Desperate … Continue reading

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